CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The City of Champaign announced on Wednesday, May 24 that another fiber-optic utility installation project is underway, this time near Neil Street and Kirby Avenue.

Crews will work in the area between Elm and Neil Streets from west to east and Ells and Kirby Avenues from north to south. City officials said the construction process will continue for six to eight weeks from first seeing utility flags to completing restoration and activating services.

City officials said network construction will happen in city right-of-way and in public utility easements on private property in the subdivision, including backyard, side yard, and front yard easements.

The city said i3 Broadband is a licensed utility in the State of Illinois and is permitted to construct facilities in the public right-of-way and general utility easements dedicated to the City of Champaign. Officials reported i3 Broadband works closely with the City of Champaign through the permitting and construction process.

The city has previously announced a number of other fiber-optic installation projects, most recently in the area between Crescent Drive and Mattis Avenue from west to east and Sangamon Drive and Kirby Avenue from north to south.